Additional federal policies for hydraulic fracturing are unnecessary because states are doing fine regulating the natural gas-drilling technique, said Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas. "In my opinion, there is no need to destroy current the partnership between state and federal regulators and put the [Environmental Protection Agency] in the driver's seat," Cornyn said during a Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works hearing. The senator opposes the proposed Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals Act, which would permit the EPA to impose new regulation and order public disclosure of fracking chemicals.

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